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Semi truck hits horses on highway near Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS - The driver of a semi truck received a minor injury when the truck hit and killed two horses on a highway near here, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Darwin Skillings, 46, of Wadena, was driving the 2010 Peterbilt truck northbound on Highway 59 a few miles south of Thief River Falls when it hit two horses "of many that were on the highway," the patrol said in a news release.